World Leaders in Cairo Peace Summit on Israel-Hamas De-escalation

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Leaders and high-ranking officials from over a dozen countries have convened in Cairo for the Cairo Summit for Peace. This conference aims to address the Israel-Hamas conflict and the escalating concerns of a broader Middle East crisis. Participating nations include Jordan, France, Germany, Russia, China, the United Kingdom, the United States, Qatar, and South Africa. Representatives from the United Nations and the European Union are also present.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi initiated the summit, calling for a collective effort to establish a roadmap for ending the “humanitarian catastrophe” in the Gaza Strip. The proposed plan involves delivering aid to Gaza, achieving a ceasefire, and entering negotiations towards a two-state solution.

Jordan’s King Abdullah condemned the ongoing bombing campaign in Gaza, emphasizing that it constitutes a grave violation of international humanitarian law and a war crime. He urged for accountability and condemned the deliberate deprivation of essential resources to the Palestinian population.

It’s important to note the absence of Israeli representatives and senior U.S. officials at the summit, which raises doubts about the potential outcomes of the meeting. The summit coincides with Israel’s preparations for a ground assault on Gaza, following weeks of aerial attacks and significant casualties on both sides.

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